6 December 2010

The first reading of a draft bill on the change of the Act on the road transport and on the change of other Acts (form No. 2401) took place at the meeting of the Infrastructure Committee of 20th October 2009.

The draft bill amends, among other things, the Act of 23rd May 2003 on the compulsory insurance, Insurance Guarantee Fund and Polish Motor Insurers’ Bureau within the scope of the compulsory third-party insurance. The change in the draft bill is supposed to consist in the termination of a third-party insurance agreement if a vehicle has temporarily been removed from the participation in the traffic and in the implementation of a new definition of a motor vehicle which excludes trailers. The result of the foregoing change will be the exemption of proprietors of trailers from the obligation to conclude a third-party insurance agreement.

The Polish Insurance Association presented its negative stance towards the aforementioned changes in a letter to the Deputy Head of the Seym Office which is attached hereto. The Infrastructure Committee appointed a 5-person, emergency Subcommittee to examine this draft bill. The first meeting of the Subcommittee is scheduled to take place on 23rd October 2009.